- There’s a multi-terabyte sync.
- Bandwidth isn’t great. It has taken months and will take another month or two for the initial sync to finish.
- Doing a physical transfer, copying files to a disk in location A, and location B (150km) is actually quite practical. Some may recognize Backblaze Fireball, or Restore by Mail
- The sync is partial: one folder has 1.3TiB/1.9TiB transferred.
It’s inefficient to copy over everything in loc A to an external (well internal) drive. It would take noticeably more time and drive space. All data would have to be re-indexed, hashed at loc B as well.
Could I tell Syncthing at loc A to:
- Copy everything (optionally select folders) unsynced on loc B to directory /run/media/…
- Inform loc B that we did a physical transfer. loc B will not change the current unsynced, but will sync any new changes.
The files, that were copied over will not be synced over the network, but any new changes since the transaction of copying loc A to an external drive will be synced over the network.
At loc B:
- Allow to dismiss the sync lock (in case the external drive never arrives)
- Inform loc B, that an offline pigeon drive is available at directory /run/media/…
- The directory already contains information on what and how it has. loc B will copy as much as it can use from the drive.